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Boomtown
In a rugged corner of West Texas, billionaire wildcatters and roughnecks are fueling an oil boom so big it’s reshaping our climate, our economy, and our geopolitics. This modern-day gold rush has sent both big oil companies and scrappy start-ups scrambling to secure a piece of the action. Texas Monthly’s Christian Wallace follows characters along every rung of the oil field ladder, from the executive cutting billion-dollar deals to the itinerant pipeline worker risking life and limb, and from the traveling exotic dancer following the trail of money to those who worry that our planet is on a...
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4.7 stars from 3,452 ratings
Boomtown
So informative yet very entertaining! So well done. Enjoyed every minute of it!
Nanner611 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/06/21
Fascinating
I loved this podcast. The series provides historical perspective on a key part of the US economy. It is also a story of human interest as it covers the innovators, billionaires, the hard hats, and the surrounding businesses to support the industry. I was fascinated by the colorful stories of some...Read full review »
JJShrop via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/21
Excellent!
A comprehensive look into the culture, economy, and many doubled edged swords of West Texas oil towns and landscape. It was a very enjoyable and interesting listen!
EmilyAnn5228 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 04/15/21
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